SOURCE: Merlin International

Merlin International

September 13, 2011 08:00 ET

Merlin International and Alacritech Team to Tame Big Data and Big Costs for U.S. Federal Government Through NFS Acceleration

Transforming Information to Aid in Cost Savings and Efficiencies by Dramatically Improving the Performance of Existing Network Storage Infrastructures

VIENNA, VA and SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - Merlin International and Alacritech, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a Reseller Agreement whereby Merlin International will provide Alacritech's line of Network File System (NFS) data acceleration products to the U.S. Federal Government under their Enterprise Infrastructure solutions.

"We are very pleased to be partnering with Alacritech," said John Trauth, President of Merlin International. "The Alacritech ANX 1500 is a product that can greatly benefit our federal customers looking to get the most performance out of their NAS infrastructure in a very straightforward non-intrusive way. As data growth continues to explode and budgets either stay flat or decline, technologies such as the ANX 1500 can help bridge the gap between continued expectations for high performance and budget realities."

"Alacritech is very excited to have Merlin as a partner," said Maura Fox, Alacritech Sales Director. "The Alacritech ANX 1500 can help Merlin's customers get the most out of their NAS infrastructure, delivering exceptional throughput and record breaking low latency as demonstrated by published independent SPECsfs® results."

According to Jeff Boles of the Taneja Group, "The Alacritech ANX 1500 is an excellent example of a new era of performance layer architectures designed to non-intrusively sit alongside capacity layer NAS infrastructure to deliver prescriptive performance boosts without incurring the heavy costs traditionally associated with scaling NAS for performance."

The ANX 1500 is immediately available through Merlin International under NASA SEWP (#NNG07DA238).

About Merlin:

Merlin International, a veteran-owned, privately-held business, is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions serving the U.S. Federal Government. Merlin delivers high-value IT solutions based up our proven best practices, experienced and trusted staff and extensive knowledge of the federal government and their unique IT challenges. Merlin's solutions include Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture and Systems Engineering and Integration. To learn more please visit or call us at 1-877-430-3021.

About Alacritech:

Founded in 1997 by network storage pioneer Larry Boucher and group of respected storage executives, Alacritech sets new records for the delivery of increasing amounts of enterprise cloud, video and other rich application data. The company's first NFS Acceleration appliance, the ANX 1500, mitigates Network Attached Storage (NAS) sprawl and dramatically improves the performance of NFS infrastructures, and does so without requiring the replacement of existing ecosystems or the surrender of ownership of mission-critical data. The ANX 1500 pays for itself faster than any other storage infrastructure solution and provides by far the lowest cost per operations per second (OPS). The company holds 54 patents and has received $34 million in funding from Alloy Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Berkeley International Capital Corporation, Munder Capital Management, Needham Capital Partners, and Quantum Technology Ventures. Learn more at

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